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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Apparently There Was A Pair Of Overman Highback Swivel Armchairs Available At The St. Vincent Thrift, But The Other Had Already Been Snatched Up. I Was A Little Disappointed Until I Found Out This One Was Half Off! Status: Needs Some Feet.


This Overman lounge chair was just a lucky find.  I had already picked up a large dining table and five dining chairs and did not anticipate having to find more room in the back of Frank for this!  Did I mention that the furniture was half off this particular day?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Last Evening The Girlfriend And I Presented Our Annual Nightmare Before Christmas Party And My Good Friend Illuminate (Who We Haven't Seen In A While) Came To Hang With Us. Then Today She Texted Me Some Ridiculous Pics From A Local Goodwill. Status: Had To Share!


Yes, you are reading that tag right.  ONE THOUSAND AND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.  Would you pay $1,500 for ANYTHING from a goodwill?  And that is for just ONE piece of a three piece set!  ::Sigh::  This is what happens when someone gets a little bit of a lot of information.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

I Know It Seems A Strange Thing To Complain About, But Am I Cursed To Find Odd Number Sets?! Then Again, Do You Think I Thought About Leaving Even ONE Of These Early Bertoia Side Chairs Behind? Status: Restore / Flip?


What a crumby day to shoot blog pics.  At least it wasn't actually raining...or even cold for that matter. But beautiful Sun light?  Forget about it.  Thankfully I was only shooting these Five white Bertoia side chairs, so the lack of brilliant color wasn't so much an issue. Five?  Yup, the curse lives on.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Out And About Today To Pick Up Some Craigslist Goodies, I Stopped By A Couple Of Thrifts And Found This Cool Retro TV Lamp And A Weird Bit Of PC Electronica. Status: Strange Blog-fellows.


This vintage TV lamp really isn't Modern or Atomic...but it is Retro, and we do Retro around these here parts.  The mysterious black box...well, it'd be a mystery then wouldn't it?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Yes Indeed, It HAS Been Too Long. How About Another Vintage Modern Shop Tour? While In Chicago Over Thanksgiving We Paid A Visit To An Orange Moon, An Amazing Independent Shop Filled With All Manner Of Beautiful Treasure. Status: Awaiting Your Visit.

An Orange Moon

Yeah, you may have noticed a slight change of posting schedule lately. Mr. M just hasn't had the wear with all and or time to keep up with daily posting lately. Rest assured, I'm not abandoning you, my loyal readership...but we're both gonna have to adjust our expectations. Daily blogging is tough! In the mean time...let's take a look through another beautiful shop. This time in the Windy City, Chicago.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Last Night We Decided To Try The Dinner Menu At Rooster On Grand. Since We Were Mere Footsteps From Rocket Century, A Visit With Proprietor Kristina Seemed Like A Good Idea. Shot A Little Video While Hanging Out. Status: Perused.

Rocket Century

Never had a chance to hang out at Rocket Century and groan and sigh over all the pretty things you'd totally want to haul home?  Well, here's an opportunity to see what you've been missing.  I'm still on the upward stroke of the video learning curve, but I think this is my best one yet.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Yea!!! Look At All That Melted Snow...Wait. Well, You Know What I Mean. It's Gone. In Its Place: Five More Erik Buck Teak Dining Chairs. That Makes An Even Dozen. Status: Finally.


I've had Seven of these Erik Buck dining chairs floating around here for ages now.  You know I can't stand having uneven sets, right?  So those Seven have been pushed both to the back of the garage as well as my brain.  Not so anymore.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sorry About Being So MIA Lately. No (Good) Excusses, Just Lazy And Adjusting To The SUDDEN Cold The Midwest Has Been Slathered In. Here's A Couple Smalls I've Picked Up Lately What Be Headed To The Shag. Status: Available.


Sorry, I know...  No no, I haven't been avoiding you!  No really, it's not you...it's me.  I've been kinda lame.  Once it got cold I just stopped.  Pretty much stopped everything but going to work and keeping the booths stocked.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

After Moving More Items From My Booth At The Shag I Figured It Might Be Time To Get The Holiday Items Down There. It Took Forever To Get That BIG Tree Up! Status: Jingle All The Way!


Just 38 days left until Christmas!  You got your shopping done?  If not, well...keep in mind that small businesses REALLY appreciate your patronage...and are about the only place you're probably gonna find a 7 foot tall aluminum "Sparkler" Christmas tree!

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Name Ward Bennett Rang A Bell, The Craftsmanship Caught My Eye And The Price Sold Me On This Leather And Ash Lamp Table. Status: Farm Fresh.


I haven't found many tables like this on the web to compare this to but I have seen a couple on 1stDibs. That doesn't necessarily indicate a "home run", but it's a good sign none the less. And, this one isn't so much perfect...but for Eight bucks? C'mon!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sunday Night, Upon Arriving Home After Dropping By CCAM To Pays My Rent, This Sprung Up On Craigslist...And Right Back Out The Door I Went. A Genuine Jens Risom / Knoll Chair? Yes, Thank You! Status: Soon To Be Avialable.


Well, this ain't an every day occurrence!  Genuine Knoll, well known designer pieces for bargain prices (even on craigslist) are always a welcome if infrequent find.  Luckily I spotted this one about an hour after it was listed.  A half hour later it was in the back of the car.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Phwew...This Fall Has Kept Mr. Modtomic Busy Haulin' New Stock To Both Antique Malls. I Never Truely Expect That I'll Do So Well...So It Feels Pretty Darn Good When I Do! Status: Video Walk Through.


Update!!! I've Uploaded A New Version That Isn't "Sketchy" Like Before. Much Easier On The Eyes!!!

Yup, I know that not everybody appreciates a Video Blog Post, but I just gotta do one once in a while.  Turn your sound down if you're at work and enjoy the show!